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Pralidoxime: Quiz


Question 1: It is used to combat poisoning by organophosphates or acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (nerve agents), in conjunction with ________ and diazepam.
Muscarinic antagonistDicycloverineAtropineHyoscyamine

Question 2: When atropine and pralidoxime are used together, the signs of atropinization (flushing, mydriasis, ________, dryness of the mouth and nose) may occur earlier than might be expected when atropine is used alone.
Myocardial infarctionBradycardiaTachycardiaAtrial fibrillation

Question 3: Pralidoxime belongs to a family of compounds called oximes that bind to organophosphate-inactivated ________.
ButyrylcholinesteraseCholine acetyltransferaseIbogaineAcetylcholinesterase

Question 4: Pralidoxime reversibly binds to the enzyme ________, competing with organophosphate binding.
ButyrylcholinesteraseIbogaineCholine acetyltransferaseAcetylcholinesterase

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